Monster Hunter 4 Will Have A Bunch Of New Features... No News On A PS Vita Version

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The Monster Hunter series will be getting its "fourth" numbered game (Seeing as they seem to have a different numbering system from the rest of us… What kind of game series considers "3rd" and "3" (tri) as two separate numbers?) next year with Monster Hunter 4 scheduled for release in Spring 2013.


As a whole new number, Monster Hunter 4 will feature an entirely new story and base of operations from the previous games. Unlike the previous games in which the player started as a hunter for hire who went on hunting quests from a single stationary base of operations, in Monster Hunter 4, the player is hired as a member of a roaming caravan, traveling the world. The creators have placed a greater emphasis on "story" and "adventure" than in previous games, adding more NPCs than before, as well as multiple unique villages that can all be used as bases of operations.

For each new game in the series, new stages and action mechanics have been added. Monster Hunter 4, which was developed alongside Monster Hunter 3, will introduce the concept of elevation and slopes, an upgrade to the grab mechanic incorporated from Dragon's Dogma that allows players for grab and attack while hanging on to ledges and monsters, and the addition of new "ruins fields" stages to explore and hunt in. Despite the parallel development with Monster Hunter 3, there will be no underwater stages this time around.

As with every incarnation of Monster Hunter there will be new monsters and subsequent new equipment and most likely a new upgraded "G" version of the game released within a year that adds even more content at the full retail price. Sadly, Capcom has not revealed any intention to release the game on the PS Vita, as some Japanese players out there were desperately hoping for, and as far as the Monster Hunter series is concerned, remains hand in hand with Nintendo. (&$%#!!!)

Monster Hunter 4 is scheduled for release in Spring of 2013 (if the Mayans don't have their way) on the 3DS.

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Anyone upset over Capcom sticking with Nintendo needs to get over it and deal. Soon or later, if the sales of the Vita warrent it, they may release it on that. Seriously, it's gotten almost impossible to read comments on MH because it's so full of butthurt from people. Besides, I'm almost sure that Nintendo has done more to get Capcom to bring MH to their systems, by the creation of the circle pad Pro and the Classic Controller Pro. If Sony really wants MH to stick to their systems, they need to compete.